MTV television pilot > regular gig on The Young and the Restless? At least, according to actress Cynthia Watros, who has reportedly dropped out of starring as Kelly in her daytime job to take a shot at network stardom. Granted, MTV isn’t CBS, NBC, ABC, or Fox, but it’s still launched the television careers of everyone on Teen Wolf, another hit show that started out as a pilot.
Watrose has a lead role in the MTV pilot Finding Carter, and since the pilot’s been picked up, it looks like Watros’s priorities lie there. That leaves the Young and the Restless scrambling to replace one of its main characters, although replacing actors and characters at the drop of a hat is nothing new for producers of this show. It is a daytime soap, after all.
It’s still not a hundred percent confirmed that a casting call went out for Watros’s character, Kelly. According to Soap Opera Digest, a casting call went out for a blonde in her mid-30s to 40s age range, and one who “has been down a difficult path in life, but is beginning to live again.” The character does sound suspiciously enough like Kelly, and the fact that Finding Carter got picked up does lead us to believe that they’re re-casting for Kelly.
Well, hopefully it works out for Watros. Maybe Finding Carter will be a big hit, and she won’t regret leaving her daytime gig. However, if the show fails and she’s once again stuck without a job, I doubt the new Kelly will be so obliging.
What do you guys think about Kelly getting re-cast? Should Watros stay with the Young and the Restless or is she making the right call in deciding to go with the MTV pilot pickup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.